NFL Playoff Picture: After week 10 and one week 11 game, the playoff picture is heating up in the NFL. Here’s a look at who’s in and who’s out:
The above graphic is a little outdated after the Seahawks beat the Cardinals, but we’ll get into that down below:
NFL Playoff Picture: NFC
Here’s a look at the NFC leaders right now.
#1. Green Bay Packers: 7-2
The Packers appear to be cruising right now. Rodgers is looking the MVP candidate we expect him to be, and the next closest team in the NFC North are the 5-5 Chicago Bears who have dropped their last four games.
If the season ended now, the Packers would gain a bye, giving them a week off before they faced off against the round one winners.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) November 21, 2020
#2. New Orleans Saints: 7-3
The Saints would be the ultimate team in the NFC right now had Drew Brees not gotten injured. They’re on a 6 game win-streak that also included a 38-3 humiliation of the Buccaneers. Hopefully for them, Taysom Hill can continue the streak.
#3. Seattle Seahawks: 7-3
The Seahawks picked up a huge win against Arizona, retaking the division crown and firmly establishing themselves in the NFC playoff picture. A loss could have been disastrous as the Seahawks were on a little bit of a lull.
#4. Philadelphia Eagles: 3-5-1
The worst team to make the playoffs? Probably. Whoever the the number 5 seed in the NFC is, is going to have a very nice first round against the NFC East winner.
#5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 7-3
Of course, the number one seed would be nice, but 5 isn’t bad either as it means playing the horrible NFC East winner right now. They do need to be more consistent if they want to make a run in the playoffs, however.
#6. Los Angeles Rams: 6-3
The Rams have a big game coming up against the Bucs. A win would mean they overtake Seattle for the NFC West lead, but a loss would drop them to the 7th seed.
#7. Arizona Cardinals: 6-4
That was a big loss to the Seahawks. They’re now on the verge of dropping out of the playoffs entirely, and will desperately need to turn it around.
Updated NFC Playoff Picture after Week 10
1) Packers (7-2)
2) Saints (7-2)
3) Cardinals (6-3)
4) Eagles (3-5-1)
5) Buccaneers (7-3)
6) Rams (6-3)
7) Seahawks (6-3)
If it ended today ⬇️
GB = Bye
— Cream City Central (@CreamCityCtral) November 17, 2020
NFL Playoff Picture: AFC
Here’s a look at the AFC leaders right now.
#1. Pittsburgh Steelers: 9-0
Who’s going to end their streak? The Steelers defense looks dominant, and Big Ben has reinvigorated the offense. He’s definitely in play for comeback player of the year, and the Steelers look like a legitimate Super Bowl threat.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) November 20, 2020
#2. Kansas City Chiefs: 8-1
The Chiefs are looking good in their bid to repeat as Super Bowl champs. They’ve already downed teams like the Ravens, and Mahomes magic hasn’t slowed down.
#3. Buffalo Bills: 7-3
The Bills have looked solid, but they’ll need to keep up their play if they want to remain in first place in the AFC East. Last week’s loss mean they now only hold a half game lead over the surging Dolphins.
#4. Indianapolis Colts: 6-3
Big win for the Colts last week as they beat the Titans, their AFC South competitors. They face a tough game against the Packers next as they try to hold the division lead.
#5. Las Vegas Raiders: 6-3
They have a huge chance to make some noise if they can beat the Chiefs for a second time this season. That would give them a tiebreaker over the Chiefs, and maybe a chance at the division? Who knows?
#6. Miami Dolphins: 6-3
The Dolphins are riding a big five game win-streak right now. The shift in quarterback hasn’t done much to hinder them as Tua has played efficiently. Right now, the defense and special teams units are the real stars.
#7. Baltimore Ravens: 6-3
Who would have thought the Ravens would be in this position at the start of the season? However, a surprising loss to the struggling Patriots has them on the fringes. They need to make sure they win against the Titans this week.